Texas A&M Football: This new hire puts Aggies in position to land 5-star

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
Texas A&M Football
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M Football team has one former 5-star high school recruit named Shemar on their roster. In the 2022 cycle, they’re looking to increase that number to two.

Jokes aside, one of the Aggies’ top remaining targets is arguably the top high school prospect in the country in Shemar Stewart. The “Shemar” that is already on the Aggies’ roster is Shemar Turner, a 5-star defensive tackle on the Aggies’ roster right now who could have an immediate impact in 2021.

In order to get the other 5-star “Shemar” in Shemar Stewart, Jimbo Fisher made a big hire in the middle of this year’s offseason. That hire goes by the name of Bryant Gross-Armiento, a former Georgia Assistant.

Texas A&M Football’s new hire could play a huge role in bringing a generational talent to Aggieland

Why is Georgia significant? For starters, they’re one of the best recruiting schools in the country, no matter what their on-field results look like on a year-to-year basis. Georgia is one of few programs in the entire country that has consistently out-recruited the Aggies since Jimbo Fisher’s arrival in College Station.

Bringing a staffer whose primary role is recruiting is a huge pickup for A&M.

That said, the biggest part of this acquisition is the fact that Gross-Armiento has been huge in Georgia’s recruitment of Shemar Stewart. The now-Aggie defensive assistant has ties to the South Florida area, something that can be hard to find for teams in the state of Texas. This could go a long way in the recruitment of the nation’s top prospect.

Stewart is the same player that we talked about earlier in the week — the one who was mistaken for a college senior as a freshman in high school. He is, quite literally, a different breed compared to any other player in this class. Even once he reaches the college level, there will be no way for opposing offensive lines to match up to his athleticism. At 6-5 and 260 pounds, Stewart could still add weight, which would make him an absolute monster.

Hopefully, the Aggies’ signing of Gross-Armiento can get them back into the race for Stewart, which they joined relatively late. With a couple of expected departures on the edge after the 2021 season, Stewart could earn instant playing time at Texas A&M, which should be a huge selling point for this elite edge rusher.

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Time will tell, but Jimbo Fisher and his staff just made the race for Shemar Stewart a lot more interesting.